Huebner Homestead Natural Area

Photo credit above and right:

Jennifer Mac Donald

Photo credit above and right: 

Emanuel Lerma

The Huebner-Onion Natural Area is 36 acres of wild and pristine green space 

which lies across Huebner Creek behind the homestead.  This site is part of the homestead's "original" 800 acres back in mid-1850's and was the total the acreage of the last owners, Judge John "Pete" and Harriet Onion.  

 

The society has constructed primitive trails with signage of flora and fauna so that this area may be used for educational experiences, animal, birding, insect and plant identification.  The trails also provide access to Mr. Joseph Huebner’s gravesite.  Current access to this area is through Raymond Rimkus Park from dawn to dusk.

 

The historic  Raymond Rimkus Park abuts the 36 acres of the Natural Area. The park was named for former mayor and owner of the infamous Rimkus General Store, which no longer exists but is marked by a historical marker at the corner of Bandera and Grissom Roads.

 

We are grateful to the City of Leon Valley for understanding the importance of keeping the Homestead buildings and land together so we can realize its educational and recreational potential as the historic heart of our community.

Photo credit above:

Mike Mac Donald

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Original homestead structure, later used as the cookhouse, circa 1858.